Special Issue "New Advances in Nutrition and Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Aristea Gioxari
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Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Science, School of Health Science and Education, Harokopio University, 70 El. Venizelou Ave., 17671 Athens, Greece
Interests: Aristea Gioxari is experienced in conducting randomized controlled clinical trials, human bioavailability studies, as well as studies on experimental models and cell culture lines, investigating the biochemical and biological processes of natural products and bioactive compounds in health and disease.
Dr. Maria Dimitriou
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1 Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science, University of Peloponnese, Antikalamos, 24100, Kalamata, Greece
2 Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Science, School of Health Science and Education, Harokopio University, 70 El. Venizelou Ave., 17671 Athens, Greece
Interests: Maria Dimitriou’s research interests include the investigation of diet and lifestyle and their links to cardiometabolic traits, the genetic susceptibility of complex diseases, as well as gene-diet interactions in disease. She has also contributed to large-scale gene-by-diet interaction projects.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrition is fundamental for health and development. Poor nutritional status has been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, impaired infant and child growth, a high risk of developing chronic diseases, inflammation, infection, and poor disease prognosis. Nutritional status also has a direct impact on psychosocial well-being and quality of life.

Nutrients can regulate metabolic processes under a nutrient–gene–environment interaction complex, which in turn affects growth, ageing, and susceptibility to non-communicable diseases. Addressing the two-opponent health threats, under- and overnutrition are amongst the greatest challenges worldwide. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted obesity’s negative impact on disease prognosis and risk of hospitalization.

Evidence-based strategies to address malnutrition are urgent, while “sustainable nutrition”, might counteract the environmental burden of overconsumption in the near future.

In this Special Issue of IJERPH, we would like to increase the knowledge on current topics relevant to the full spectrum of nutrition science. Original research articles, reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses covering all aspects of nutrition in humans are welcome (dietary patterns, nutrition requirements, foods and food components, functional foods, food supplements, gene–diet interaction, sustainable nutrition, obesity, malnutrition, non-communicable diseases, epidemiology, metabolism, endocrinology, inflammation, infection, cell and molecular biology, ageing, enteral/parenteral nutrition, obstetrics, pediatrics, psychosocial well-being, nutrition behavior, new approaches, and technology).

Dr. Aristea Gioxari
Dr. Maria Dimitriou
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nutrition
  • diet
  • foods and food components
  • humans
  • health
  • disease
  • new approaches

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Mediterranean Diet Implementation to Protect against Advanced Lung Cancer Index (ALI) Rise: Study Design and Preliminary Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(7), 3700; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18073700 - 01 Apr 2021
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The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been inversely associated with lung cancer (LC) risk. Hereby we show the preliminary results of our prospective randomised controlled trial in inflammatory and nutritional status of LC patients after 3-month implementation of MD. In total, 30 patients with [...] Read more.
The Mediterranean diet (MD) has been inversely associated with lung cancer (LC) risk. Hereby we show the preliminary results of our prospective randomised controlled trial in inflammatory and nutritional status of LC patients after 3-month implementation of MD. In total, 30 patients with small-cell or non-small-cell LC (stages III–IV) were enrolled. They were randomly assigned either to Control group, receiving general nutritional guidelines, or the MD group, in which a personalised MD plan was provided. Medical and dietary history, anthropometrics, blood biomarkers, and circulating antioxidant vitamins were assessed. The main outcome was a significantly higher advanced lung cancer inflammation index (ALI) in patients of the control arm than those following MD (p = 0.003). In the MD group, platelets were significantly reduced at the study endpoint (p = 0.044). BMI and body fat mass remained unchanged in both arms, but serum glucose was significantly higher in control compared to MD group (p = 0.017). In conclusion, we showed for the first time that implementing a personalised MD for 3 months is promising to regulate prognostic biomarkers in advanced LC. The final results of our on-going trial will shed a light on the inflammatory, antioxidant and nutritional status of LC patients following MD. Full article
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